Audi leaves DTMApril 28, 2020
Audi will shock the world of motorsport with the announcement of termination of participation in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) after this year. According to the manufacturer, this no longer fits into her vision for the future.
Since the creation of the modern DTM in 2000, Audi has been inextricably linked to the racing class. The same was true for Mercedes-Benz. However, Mercedes left it at the end of 2018, and now, having revised plans for the future, Audi is following it. Thus, BMW is the only German manufacturer in the DTM.
“Audi is developing as a premium provider of carbon-neutral premium mobile communications, and the brand is redefining its motorsport program,” said Audi spokesman. Now Audi wants to focus entirely on the (all-electric) Formula E and client teams.
The abandonment of the DTM marks the end of a very successful era. Since 2000, Audi has won the championship nine times, starting its “racing career” with the TT, and then with the A4, A5 and RS5. Despite the fact that the decision to refuse corresponds to the previous decision of the parent company Audi Volkswagen to focus exclusively on electric motorsport, the unclear financial future caused by the crisis, which the publication autoweek.nl believes, will play a role in any case.
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